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[xml-dev] The Virtues of Selfishness

With the recent and past threads on all subjects touching XML, 
this article from Ed Dumbill at 


interesting.  He seems to have uncovered the objectivist 
viewpoint on using standards.  Ayn Rand would probably 
approve of his "virtues of selfishness). :-)

There is no penalty for thinking critically.  This attitude 
toward the organizations, the documents, the webUberAll 
movement is refreshing and sorely needed.  Markup systems 
are and despite the HTML blip that replicated genCoding, 
have always been about ensuring the greatest possible 
freedom for the information owner to determine how that 
information will be handled.  It is good to see such an 
article from the XML community.